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  1. Omar Sharif

    Actor Omar Sharif, 83, Dies in Cairo

    He was more than just a sidekick. The Egyptian actor who burst on the scene in 1962 as Peter O’Toole’s buddy in Lawrence of Arabia has died of a heart attack while battling Alzheimer’s disease. Not only was Sharif a celebrated actor on two continents — his work in Egyptian cinema predated his roles in Western films like Funny Girl — he was also a leading bridge player, one of the top 50 in the world at one point, and the namesake of 1970s card sharp tour the Omar Sharif Bridge Circus

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